In a long-awaited update for BTS enthusiasts, the HYBE agency, founded by Bang Si Hyuk, has announced that the much-anticipated Korean drama inspired by BTS's fictional universe, originally titled YOUTH, is set to release in the second half of 2024. The drama's journey has been a rollercoaster, with initial plans for a 2020 release postponed to November 2023, and now, fans can finally expect its arrival this year.
Bang Si Hyuk revealed the collaboration with a renowned Korean drama production company to bring BTS's worldview to life. The BTS Universe, originating from The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Series, expanded across music videos, games, webtoons, and notes, captivating fans with its time-traveling friendship narrative.
Synopsis of "Begins Youth"
"MyDramaList" provides a glimpse into the plot, stating that the drama follows the lives of seven boys grappling with various challenges such as family obligations, loss, poverty, abandonment, violence, and rejection. The storyline revolves around Kim Hwan, an outsider returning to Songju-si, who, after initial misunderstandings, forms deep connections with six boys. The trailer indicates that the characters deal with themes like sacrifice, rumor, interest, poverty, memory, violence, and remarriage.
As each character confronts their struggles, the drama explores their friendship and camaraderie. Hwan, portrayed as the son of Kim Chang Jun, stands at the centre of conflicts, and his journey involves overcoming societal expectations to forge meaningful connections with his newfound friends.
A recently resurfaced full-length trailer provides a comprehensive look at the characters and their individual narratives. Notably, the trailer is rich with references to various BTS music videos, creating excitement among ARMYs. Scenes touch on the struggles faced by each character, emphasizing the emotional depth of the storyline.
THE TRAILER FOR ‘BEGINS YOUTH’ THE DRAMA BASED ON BANGTAN HYYH ERA ??? OH MY GOD IM SEATED— bts lover ⁷ (@itsbtszone) February 1, 2024
The trailer concludes with a powerful moment, showcasing the characters' enduring friendship set to the backdrop of BTS's "Mikrokosmos." The use of BTS's music and the incorporation of their artistic motifs heighten the anticipation surrounding the drama.
While an official release date is yet to be disclosed, the trailer's resurgence has sparked renewed enthusiasm among ARMYs, who expect "Begins Youth" to grace screens in 2024. The K-Drama promises to bring the beloved BTS-inspired Webtoon to life, offering fans a captivating visual journey into the intricate narratives of the BTS Universe. As the countdown begins, the global BTS fandom eagerly awaits the official debut of "Begins Youth."